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Time to get cracking or should I wait?

Discussion in 'Network+' started by greenbrucelee, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I am now back to my "normal" shift patterns so I now have more time on my hands to study.

    Is it worth me trying to cram as much as possible to get the N+ out of the way before it changes or should I wait untill it changes and buy the newer books?

    I am about half way through the Groth book and still have the Meyers book to read.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Depends on you. I'd read through the Groth book and take a practice exam to see if I'm ready.

    Remember, when the exam changes, you'll still have a few months of overlap before the old exam is retired.
     
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    Any available from Boson yet?

    If not I'll go for some Transcender ones.
     
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    I've spent 4 months on and off studying for this exam. I've finished the Groth book, and have looked through the Meyers book - personally, the Meyers book approach is a little beating around the bush, also used exam cram 2 which is concise.

    You've got 7 more months to do the 2007 objectives, just aim for those.
     
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    Ahh right, I was thinking it was gonna be more like 3 - 4 months. Cheers :D
     
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    Boson is going to create an ExSim Max for the new version; it wouldn't do us much good to create a product for a version that's about to be retired! :)
     
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    Derkit, do you have a link to the Network+ 2007 retirement date? I don't see anything official from CompTIA. Thanks! :)

    EDIT: Never mind... it's right here. :)
     
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    duh makes sense :oops:
     
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    green: yeah 3/4 months more off than on thats for sure! Really got my head down in the past 2 weeks, and for about 3 weeks around the start of Nov, with spatterings between then and now. If I had the books etc. for the 2005/7 objectives already and I was looking at it now, I would start it as you'll have enough time between now and the end of July.

    Also looking at Boson's link (glad you found it!) 2005/7 have 90Qs for a pass of 554, while 2009 has 100Qs for pass of 720 - read what you will into those numbers!
     
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    I'll get cracking then :D
     
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    yeh, crack on and get it done m8 ! :thumbleft
     
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    Will do :D
     
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